Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Tinikling is the National Dance of the Philippines, according to the Philippine Government. (Philippine Information Agency pia.gov.ph). The tinikling is an indigenous dance from the Philippines that involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. The name is a reference to birds locally known as tikling, which can be any of a number of Rail species; the term tinikling literally means "tikling-like".